You are here

Moon Landing: Nice Trip If You Can Take It

To the tune of “Nice Work If You Can Get It

We might proudly boast of our astronauts,
While the Russians show off their cosmonauts,
But we have to use exaggeration
To hype their off-earth navigation.
The truth is
The only trip that really shows space conquest,
And, trust me, it can’t be the wrong quest,
Is to the moon—we can’t forsake it.
That’s the best trip of all if you can make it.

A nice trip if you can take it,
But we didn’t even try.
It’s much easier to fake it,
And that’s the reason why.

Planting the Stars and Stripes
On the orb up in the sky,
Nice trip if you can make it,
But as it turned out we didn’t try.

So why didn’t Russia call us out?
They must have known of the ruse.
But who would have told us,
With the control of our news?

These days their reach is wider,
And they’re speaking up now.
“Nice trip if you could take it,
And if you took it
Would you tell us how?”

So why didn’t Russia call us out?
They must have known of the ruse.
But who would have told us,
With the control of our news?

These days their reach is wider,
And they’re speaking up now.
“Nice trip if you could take it,
And if you took it
Would you tell us how?

David Martin

5 Thoughts to “Moon Landing: Nice Trip If You Can Take It”

  1. John OLoughlin

    “Nice work!” (if you get it)

  2. Bob

    There was never a moon landing. Ask Kuprik.

  3. Steven Smith

    Hear, hear. Yet tax payers funded all the notional trips.

  4. Larry47460

    I got an A in college ASStronomy. It’s taken me fifty years to break the spell. We are NOT living on a ball spinning at 900 mph. It’s ridiculous.

  5. L Garou

    Nice trip if you can take it but waaaaay cheaper to fake it..

Leave a Comment

18 − 9 =